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Robber snatched wedding ring right off mail carrier's finger, deputies say

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 15:30:00 PST

The mail carrier heard a car door shut behind her and someone approaching.

Next thing she knew, a man had hold of her and was forcing her wedding band off of her finger, according to the Broward Sheriff’s Office.

Detectives on Wednesday released a composite sketch of that wedding-ring robber in...


Gunmen show up at man's front door and shoot him, police say

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 17:20:00 PST

Two hoodie-wearing gunmen exchanged gunfire with a Lauderhill man in the doorway of his home, leaving him with multiple gunshot wounds, police said.

The shooting happened at 6:09 a.m. Sunday, said Lt. Michael Santiago, a spokesman for the Lauderhill Police Department.

When police arrived at the...


Cop guilty of threatening to release nude photos of ex-girlfriend

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 15:45:00 PST

A Davie police officer who threatened to send nude pictures and a sex video of his ex-girlfriend to their colleagues on the force in 2015 was found guilty Wednesday of extortion.

Officer James Krey, 40, faces a maximum prison sentence of 15 years when he’s sentenced next month.

The jury of three...


Broward school bond: Costs double for Cypress Bay High expansion

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 15:30:00 PST

It will cost taxpayers twice as much as originally estimated to relieve overcrowding at Cypress Bay High in Weston, raising questions about whether the Broward County School District’s $800 million bond referendum will have enough money to pay for all the promised projects.

The new cost to replace...


Fort Lauderdale police ID woman they say was killed by a relative

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 15:35:00 PST

Police on Wednesday identified a Fort Lauderdale woman they say was fatally shot by a relative.

She was 55-year-old Bernice Jefferson, police said.

Officers were called to the 1200 block of Northwest Eleventh Place about 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, where the wounded Jefferson was found, Detective Tracy...


Iguana rescued after being shot with crossbow

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 13:35:00 PST

Green iguanas are despised for consuming gardens, leaving droppings on pool decks and bringing an intimidating, prehistoric presence to South Florida neighborhoods. But they probably don’t deserve to be shot with crossbows.

A six-foot iguana was rescued Wednesday morning in Plantation after being...


Wind chill advisory issued for Palm Beach County, parts of Broward

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 04:55:00 PST

The coldest weather of the week is greeting South Floridians on Thursday morning, dipping into the 40s — but it’ll be short-lived.

Before dawn it was 47 in Fort Lauderdale, 46 in West Palm Beach and 50 in Miami. By comparison, it was 24 in Tallahassee.

Still, because of the wind coming from the...


Ronald McDonald House closing in Fort Lauderdale

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 15:25:00 PST

The Ronald McDonald House in Fort Lauderdale will close after 13 years at the end of January; its last guests an energetic 6-year-old girl and her mother.

The nonprofit 16-room house, located near the Salah Foundation Children’s Hospital, is a temporary home where ill children and their families...


Burglar steals guns from home's safe

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 15:30:00 PST

Before the burglar broke into the Cooper City home, he rang the doorbell to make sure nobody was home, surveillance video shows.

Once inside the house, the thief stole two handguns — a Sig Sauer and a Springfield Armory — from inside a safe, said Joy Oglesby, a spokeswoman for the Broward Sheriff’s...


Woman shot by family member dies at hospital, police say

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 18:10:00 PST

A woman died at the hospital after she was shot Tuesday evening by a family member, Fort Lauderdale police said.

The suspect, a man, fled the scene in the 1200 block of Northwest 11th Place before police arrived, said Detective Tracy Figone, a spokeswoman for the Fort Lauderdale Police Department.


Woman bashes gunman with metal chair in armed robbery

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 02:00:00 PST

Two robbers with masks and guns were pummeling a man and his wife. But the woman fought back — repeatedly smashing a metal chair over one attacker’s head.

The couple were able to hang on to one of their attackers — at 245 pounds — until deputies arrived.

But the other gunman had already grabbed...


Trantalis and Roberts in runoff for mayor of Fort Lauderdale

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 07:50:00 PST

A fierce battle to lead the city of Fort Lauderdale is on, after voters Tuesday winnowed their choices for mayor and commissioners.

Slow-growth candidate Dean Trantalis won the most votes in the mayor’s race, and faces a runoff with second-place finisher Bruce Roberts, the former police chief....


Man, 81, dies three days after crash outside Wal-Mart

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 15:55:00 PST

An 81-year-old Pembroke Pines man died Monday, three days after crashing into an SUV as he exited from Wal-Mart, police said.

Gerald Rothberg failed to yield right of way before turning into the path of the SUV in the 100 block of Southwest 184th Avenue, south of Pines Boulevard, Friday afternoon,...


Forlorn bikers pick up seized rides after illegal mass rally

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 13:40:00 PST

Two dejected men from Boston were claiming their motorbikes from a Davie tow yard Tuesday, a day after a mass rally of bikers and ATV riders had swarmed across South Florida while performing stunts, disrupting traffic and sometimes driving toward oncoming cars.

“We didn’t even get to ride our bikes,”...


They're back: Low-flying helicopters and planes are part of military exercise

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 19:10:00 PST

Don’t worry. We’re not being invaded. Those low-flying military helicopters and aircraft disturbing the calm the past two nights were involved in training exercises — and there may be more action before the week is over.

For security reasons, the U.S. Department of Defense doesn’t announce when...


Crossing the street? Good luck! | Dash Cam Derby Video

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 06:25:00 PST

South Florida is going to great lengths and great expense to redesign roadways to protect pedestrians and bicyclists from being hit by a car, truck, or bus.

But in order for the safety features to work, walkers and bikers must use the wider sidewalks and bicycle lanes as well as the crosswalks...


Train horns may go silent by spring / Traffic Q&A

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 14:45:00 PST

Doctor Detour answers your transportation questions.

Q: The quiet zones for the train horns were supposed to be implemented by Jan. 1 in the Palm Beach, Broward and Miami areas along the FEC corridor. I am not alone in my angst here and our public officials offer nothing more than words and sorry...


Fire heavily damages Tamarac home; no one hurt

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 09:55:00 PST

A fire broke out at a Tamarac home early Monday, but the four people inside were able to get out safely, the city says.

No one was hurt in the morning fire, which happened in a neighborhood just north of Commercial Boulevard, east of North University Drive, according to city spokeswoman Elise Boston.


More chilly weather expected Wednesday night in South Florida

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 03:05:00 PST

South Florida will see another round of cool weather this week, boosted by a cold front that should hit the region Wednesday night.

Tuesday is forecast to have a daytime high near 74 and a nighttime low of about 57. Winds will be from the northeast at 14 mph — with gusts up to 18 mph.

Because of...


Packs of ATV riders swarm South Florida roads

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 19:35:00 PST

Recklessly driving on South Florida’s streets, ATV and dirt bike riders endangered motorists and continued a Martin Luther King Jr. holiday tradition that police have tried to discourage.

Police in Broward and Miami-Dade counties made more than 35 arrests and seized or towed more than 80 vehicles...


Financial aid errors cost Broward College $5.6 million

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 14:25:00 PST

Broward College paid $5.6 million after a federal government review determined that more than 2,000 students received financial aid they weren’t entitled to.

The payment, imposed by the U.S. Department of Education, is significantly more than the $18,000 the college said in 2015 that it would likely...


Want to get rid of those 'racist' street signs? Show us the money, city says

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 15:05:00 PST

Street signs honoring Confederate war heroes will be banished from Hollywood — but only if City Hall gets its money first.

Under the city’s rules, the same people who formally petitioned the city to rename the signs must pay for the new ones.

That means activists Linda Anderson and Laurie Schecter...


Man dies in I-95 crash in Broward; traffic snarled for hours

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 11:55:00 PST

A man died Monday in a two-vehicle crash on Interstate 95 near Pompano Beach, snarling traffic for about four hours, officials said.

A box truck and a tractor-trailer collided about 5:30 a.m. in the northbound lanes of I-95 after the exit to West Cypress Creek Road, according to Florida Highway...


Leaders say Trump presidency is at odds with MLK's legacy

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 12:55:00 PST

The first Martin Luther King Jr. holiday of Donald Trump's presidency is taking place amid a racial firestorm of Trump's own making.

In the same week he honored King by making a national park out of the ground where King was born and preached until his death, Trump denigrated practically the entire...


Cops should have told us about burglar before he turned rapist, Hollywood residents say

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 16:55:00 PST

People from a neighborhood where a burglar has struck three times say the police should have warned them before the culprit went from making sexual threats to rape.

“Yeah, I’m a little concerned,” said Michelle Richer, 56, a 30-year resident of the Hollywood neighborhood. “There should have been...